Unleash the Furry! Smithsonian National Zoo Selling Limited Panda-themed Hockey Merchandise to Support Capitals As they Enter the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

With the start of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs fast approaching, the entire Washington Capitals fanbase is gearing up for what will hopefully be a long postseason run. On Friday, the Smithsonian National Zoo announced the release of panda-themed hockey merchandise featuring star Giant Panda cub Xiao Qi Ji to support the Caps as they start the run for Lord Stanley’s mug.Some of the items fans and panda lovers alike can purchase are t-shirts (both unisex and women’s sizes), face masks, and hats, all adorned with the profile of Xiao Qi Ji and the word “Pandamonium”. Anyone interested in purchasing the products can go to www.NationalZooPanda.com to find a full array of products.

This is not the first time the Zoo and its panda star have shown support for the hometown Capitals, as the Zoo wished the team good luck prior to the start of the 2020-21 season. Buyers will be given the option to leave a note for the panda keepers as well as contribute a donation to Giant Panda conservation prior to checkout.

By Michael Fleetwood

 

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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2 Responses to Unleash the Furry! Smithsonian National Zoo Selling Limited Panda-themed Hockey Merchandise to Support Capitals As they Enter the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

  1. Estelle says:

    Robin Lehner of the Vegas Golden Knights is known as “Panda”. This Caps panda is very confusing.

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